Ongoing battle in K12 education
The word ‘common-core’ seems to appear everywhere when reading about K12 education issues. Are you up to speed on this?
An interesting story today popped up in the news. I say interesting because it seems to be the beginning of a big fight coming up; one that will be played out in the political arena.
“'Day of Action' planned by teachers, union”
“Teachers across the state will wear blue and rally for more funding and less testing as part of a national "Day of Action" organized across numerous states.”
“Richard Iannuzzi, president of New York State United Teachers, says he's starting Monday at an event at Nyack High School with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, parents and legislators.”
“In Rochester, there is a local press conference scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at the NYSUT Regional Office, at 30 N. Union St., Rochester.”
“Speakers scheduled for the local event include K-12 educators and parents, including Jim Bearden of United University Professions; student performers from School of the Arts; President of the Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation Jim Bertolone; and others.”
“Events are also planned in Albany, Binghamton, Syracuse and West Seneca.”
“While actions will be tailored to each states' concerns, a central theme is a call for more funding for public schools.”
“Protesters also want a three-year moratorium on high-stakes consequences linked to tests based on new Common Core learning standards.”
Read here: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2013/12/09/day-of-action-planned-by-teachers-union/3915201/
The political money is flowing on all sides, I just hope we all remember who this is really about, and it is not us…
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III